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Quality Technician - Springfield, MO


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Job Title: Quality Technician - Springfield, MO
Location: Springfield, MO, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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The Quality Tech is responsible for the completion of quality checks, verifications, and ensure product parameters are being meant on the production floor. This position will offer support to the quality manager in making quality decisions, investigating non-conforming product, and completing monitoring activities in a safe fashion. This position reports to the Plant Quality Manager.

Position Description:

  • Perform preoperational inspections on equipment and utensils
  • Complete post maintenance inspection of area to ensure processing equipment is free from foreign materials and loose articles
  • Responsible for completing daily quality checks before, during, and after bagging runs
    • Oversee product is being packaged to meet expectations
  • Oversight of sample requirements
    • Maintain sample retention system
    • Collect product samples for required assays
    • Collect and prepare appropriate samples for random sampling program
  • Monitor products for quality parameters
    • Communicate to quality manager and production when product falls out of specification, document any noticeable discrepancy, take corrective actions to eliminate the issue
  • Participate in equipment validation procedures for high risk products
  • Participate in food safety meetings led by the facility quality manager
  • Ensure site specific work instructions, sop's, and mpcs are being followed
  • Spot check PDI'S, tubs, blocks, etc. to verify product meets specifications
  • Assist with Pest Control Program
    • Participate in visits with pest control technician to verify service is being completed
  • Participate in GMP plant inspections per divisional requirements
  • Verify quality and product safety checks are properly completed to meet procedural requirements such as; sequencing, bin checks, magnet checks, etc.,
  • Perform job functional quality safety checks on production employees as assigned by
  • Assist with monitoring activities such as; carryover studies, uniformity studies, scale checks, and traceability
  • Verify high risk activities are being completed before the shipment of product

Requirements:
  • 2+ years in quality experience in food safety and quality
  • Knowledge of FDA and state regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of FSMA preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective use of Microsoft office applications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead, coach, build consensus and lead change among a team of production/sales/quality colleagues.
  • Strong analytical problem solving/root cause analysis skills

Working Conditions:
Employees in this position will carry out many of their functions in a manufacturing facility which requires tolerance to hot/cold temperatures. The environment may consist of numerous raw ingredients such as bulk and bagged animal feed ingredients.


Physical Requirements:
  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, climb, and kneel
  • Ability to stand, walk, and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, move, or lift objects up to 50 lbs.



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Job Post Date: 09/10/20
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